RS8500 Infrared R&D Camera

RS8500 Infrared R&D Camera

High-speed thermal imaging camera with megapixel resolution and continuous zoom lens.

Supplier: Teledyne FLIR

Technology type: Infrared R&D Cameras

FLIR's RS8500 MWIR camera consists of a high-performance thermal imaging camera for research and development and a zoom lens in a weatherproof housing. It has been specially designed for long-range target tracking. With its cooled mid-infrared detector and high resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 pixels, the RS8500 delivers up to 180 frames per second at full resolution.

The continuous zoom lens of the thermal imaging camera from 120 - 1,200mm provides focal length and focus position data for each lens position. This metadata can be integrated into the image header with a TSPI-accurate time stamp. This makes the RS8500 the ideal thermal imaging camera solution for military, aerospace, and outdoor research applications.

Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers

  • Indium antimonide detector (InSb) with 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • Zoom lens with a focal length of 120 to 1,200mm
  • Thermal sensitivity of 25 mK (typ.)
  • Motorised zoom and focus
  • Spectral range 3.0 - 5.0µm (mid-wave infrared, MWIR)
  • Frame rate up to 180Hz at a megapixel resolution
  • Integrated filter wheel with four positions for neutral density filters
  • Weatherproof housing with optional motorised lens cap

High speed long-range tracking with the FLIR RS8500 MWIR camera

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